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In Passing Edit

"In Passing" is a story by Nick Wallace in the anthology Fifteen edited by Stuart Douglas for Obverse Books.

Synopsis Edit

In a sombre mood, Iris pays her respects to a sentient Generation Ship as it faces its final moments.

Notes Edit

  • The Generation Ship sees various versions of Iris, including one grandmotherly and another a male with a pout.
  • Generation Ships were sent out by humanity long before they developed fast warp drives, they would take decades or even centuries to reach their target, but by that time faster Ships has been developed and worlds were colonised by the descendants of those aboard the colony ship.
  • Generation Ships are sentient and capable of self sacrifice.
  • Iris sings for the Ship, a heartbreaking song full of age and wisdom.